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7 Misconceptions Future Leaders Must Overcome

When did you realize your potential as a leader? Was it after the successful completion of a big project? Were you thrust into a leadership position and forced to sink or swim? Or did someone else see potential in you that you didn’t even know was there? No matter the path you took to leadership, the […]

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Engaging the Five Generations in the Workforce: Generation X

The business environment is constantly evolving. With each passing year, business leaders must be able to adapt to change in order to maintain relevancy in their fields. One change that impacts all aspects of business, however, isn’t from an outside source, but rather from an inside development. Currently, there are five generations in the workforce. […]

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The Defining Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Think back to the best boss you’ve ever had. What qualities set them apart from the rest? Did they show confidence in their decisions and consideration for how they affected others? Did they strive to gain understanding about difficult situations rather than simply reacting? Did they put a high priority on helping you develop in […]

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Move Over Millennials: Here Comes Generation Z

For the past 15 years or so, Millennials have been the generation on the rise and have received their fair share of analysis — and punchlines — as they staked their claims to increasingly influential roles in the workplace. Fortunately, and in spite of some fears to the contrary, companies are no worse for wear […]

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Canadian Employees: Cash Tops List for Most Preferred Holiday Bonus

Experts Answer: Should Holiday Bonuses Be Merit-Based? Staffing companies across the country have seen quite the range of bonuses over the year, including a door manufacturer who gave employees the last two weeks of the year off and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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5 Employee Characteristics That Show Future Leadership Potential

The next generation of company leaders may already work within your ranks. In today’s competitive job market, developing talent from within is more important than ever, so it’s imperative to keep on the lookout for current employees who show signs of future leadership potential. Here are a few key characteristics to watch for as your […]

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Free Webinar—The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017—Brought to you by Express Employment Professionals Ross Bernstein’s program “The Champion’s Code: Building Team Culture Through Leadership” is inspired by the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Ross will demonstrate that dynamic leadership and a culture of excellence can only be achieved through integrity. […]

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5 Important Ways Great Leaders Earn Trust and Respect

Difficult to earn and easily lost, trust and respect are two of the most important characteristics of great leadership. Workers look to their leaders for guidance and behavioral cues that influence the way they react to a given situation. So, the trust a workforce has for the people in charge greatly impacts productivity. In fact, […]

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4 Quick Tips for More Effective Employee Communication

Most companies dedicate a significant amount of research, planning, and money to communicating with their customers. If a message isn’t crafted just right or the proper channels aren’t used to reach a target audience, there’s a good chance a lot of hard work and effort will go to waste. The same holds true when communicating […]

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Three Steps to Rebuild Trust after You’ve Lost It

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, scandals involving industry titans make big headlines. And, if you’ve noticed an increase in stories about unethical leaders, you’re not alone. According to research from professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): “Boards of directors, institutional investors, governments and the media are holding chief executive officers to a far higher level of […]

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